The Takshashila Institution and Nitin Pai were mentioned in an article in ThePrint about the homegrown Think Tank ecosystem in India. Regarding Takshashila’s flagship Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, the article notes:
Some of these think tanks are seeking to address the near-absence of public policy as an academic discipline in the country, which has created a shortage of employable researchers for this massively growing industry.
The Bengaluru-based Takshashila Institution, for example, offers a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCPP) alongside the regular research conducted by the think tank.
Nitin Pai was quotes as saying:
Indian philanthropic money still largely goes to social work or advocacy or activism groups, where there are more tangible outcomes than research. Then there is a function of which areas are businesses willing to fund. As a result, several small think tanks either end up shutting shop or making compromises in their research by taking up popular causes.”
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